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A Cool HTML5 3D Cube Slideshow

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A Cool HTML5 3D Cube Slideshow

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Our new tutorial shows how to create an animated 3D Cube slideshow (pictures are located within the walls of the cube). The cube itself rotates continuously.

Here is our demo and downloadable package:

Live Demo

download in package

Ok, download the source files and let's start coding !


Step 1. HTML

This is the markup of our slideshow page.

index.html

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en" >
    <head>
        <meta charset="utf-8" />
        <title>HTML5 3D Cube Slideshow | Script Tutorials</title>
        <link href="css/main.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
        <script src="js/script.js"></script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <header>
            <h2>HTML5 3D Cube Slideshow</h2>
            <a href="http://www.script-tutorials.com/html5-3d-cube-slideshow/" class="stuts">Back to original tutorial on <span>Script Tutorials</span></a>
        </header>
        <canvas id="slideshow" width="1280" height="800"></canvas>
    </body>
</html>

 

Step 2. CSS

css/main.css

This file is available in package (because it just contains basic page layout styles).

Step 3. JS

js/script.js

var canvas, ctx;
var aImages = [];
var points = [];
var triangles = [];
var textureWidth, textureHeight;
var lev = 3;
var angle = 0;

// scene vertices
var vertices = [
    new Point3D(-2,-1,2),
    new Point3D(2,-1,2),
    new Point3D(2,1,2),
    new Point3D(-2,1,2),
    new Point3D(-2,-1,-2),
    new Point3D(2,-1,-2),
    new Point3D(2,1,-2),
    new Point3D(-2,1,-2)
];

// scene faces (6 faces)
var faces  = [[0,1,2,3],[1,5,6,2],[5,4,7,6],[4,0,3,7],[0,4,5,1],[3,2,6,7]];

function Point3D(x,y,z) {
    this.x = x;
    this.y = y;
    this.z = z;

    this.rotateX = function(angle) {
        var rad, cosa, sina, y, z
        rad = angle * Math.PI / 180
        cosa = Math.cos(rad)
        sina = Math.sin(rad)
        y = this.y * cosa - this.z * sina
        z = this.y * sina + this.z * cosa
        return new Point3D(this.x, y, z)
    }
    this.rotateY = function(angle) {
        var rad, cosa, sina, x, z
        rad = angle * Math.PI / 180
        cosa = Math.cos(rad)
        sina = Math.sin(rad)
        z = this.z * cosa - this.x * sina
        x = this.z * sina + this.x * cosa
        return new Point3D(x,this.y, z)
    }
    this.rotateZ = function(angle) {
        var rad, cosa, sina, x, y
        rad = angle * Math.PI / 180
        cosa = Math.cos(rad)
        sina = Math.sin(rad)
        x = this.x * cosa - this.y * sina
        y = this.x * sina + this.y * cosa
        return new Point3D(x, y, this.z)
    }
    this.projection = function(viewWidth, viewHeight, fov, viewDistance) {
        var factor, x, y
        factor = fov / (viewDistance + this.z)
        x = this.x * factor + viewWidth / 2
        y = this.y * factor + viewHeight / 2
        return new Point3D(x, y, this.z)
    }
}

// array of photos
var aImgs = [
    'images/pic1.jpg',
    'images/pic2.jpg',
    'images/pic3.jpg',
    'images/pic4.jpg'
];
for (var i = 0; i < aImgs.length; i++) {
    var oImg = new Image();
    oImg.src = aImgs[i];
    aImages.push(oImg);

    oImg.onload = function () {
        textureWidth = oImg.width;
        textureHeight = oImg.height;
    }
}

window.onload = function(){
    // creating canvas objects
    canvas = document.getElementById('slideshow');
    ctx = canvas.getContext('2d');

    // prepare points
    for (var i = 0; i <= lev; i++) {
        for (var j = 0; j <= lev; j++) {
            var tx = (i * (textureWidth / lev));
            var ty = (j * (textureHeight / lev));
            points.push({
                tx: tx,
                ty: ty,
                nx: tx / textureWidth,
                ny: ty / textureHeight,
                ox: i,
                oy: j
            });
        }
    }

    // prepare triangles ----
    var levT = lev + 1;
    for (var i = 0; i < lev; i++) {
        for (var j = 0; j < lev; j++) {
            triangles.push({
                p0: points[j + i * levT],
                p1: points[j + i * levT + 1],
                p2: points[j + (i + 1) * levT],
                up: true
            });
            triangles.push({
                p0: points[j + (i + 1) * levT + 1],
                p1: points[j + (i + 1) * levT],
                p2: points[j + i * levT + 1],
                up: false
            });
        }
    }

    drawScene();
};

function drawScene() {
    // clear context
    ctx.clearRect(0, 0, ctx.canvas.width, ctx.canvas.height);

    // rotate scene
    var t = new Array();
    for (var iv = 0; iv < vertices.length; iv++) {
        var v = vertices[iv];
        var r = v.rotateY(angle);
        //var r = v.rotateX(angle).rotateY(angle);
        var prj = r.projection(ctx.canvas.width, ctx.canvas.height, 1000, 3);
        t.push(prj)
    }

    var avg_z = new Array();
    for (var i = 0; i < faces.length; i++) {
        var f = faces[i];
        avg_z[i] = {"ind":i, "z":(t[f[0]].z + t[f[1]].z + t[f[2]].z + t[f[3]].z) / 4.0};
    }

    // get around through all faces
    for (var i = 0; i < faces.length; i++) {
        var f = faces[avg_z[i].ind];

        if (t[f[3]].z+t[f[2]].z+t[f[1]].z+t[f[0]].z > -3) {
            ctx.save();

            // draw surfaces
            ctx.fillStyle = "rgb(160,180,160)";
            ctx.beginPath();
            ctx.moveTo(t[f[0]].x,t[f[0]].y);
            ctx.lineTo(t[f[1]].x,t[f[1]].y);
            ctx.lineTo(t[f[2]].x,t[f[2]].y);
            ctx.lineTo(t[f[3]].x,t[f[3]].y);
            ctx.closePath();
            ctx.fill();

            // draw stretched images
            if (i < 4) {
                var ip = points.length;
                while (--ip > -1) {
                    var p = points[ip];
                    var mx = t[f[0]].x + p.ny * (t[f[3]].x - t[f[0]].x);
                    var my = t[f[0]].y + p.ny * (t[f[3]].y - t[f[0]].y);
                    p.px = (mx + p.nx * (t[f[1]].x + p.ny * (t[f[2]].x - t[f[1]].x) - mx)) + p.ox;
                    p.py = (my + p.nx * (t[f[1]].y + p.ny * (t[f[2]].y - t[f[1]].y) - my)) + p.oy;
                }

                var n = triangles.length;
                while (--n > -1) {
                    var tri = triangles[n];
                    var p0 = tri.p0;
                    var p1 = tri.p1;
                    var p2 = tri.p2;

                    var xc = (p0.px + p1.px + p2.px) / 3;
                    var yc = (p0.py + p1.py + p2.py) / 3;

                    ctx.save();
                    ctx.beginPath();
                    ctx.moveTo((1.05 * p0.px - xc * 0.05), (1.05 * p0.py - yc * 0.05));
                    ctx.lineTo((1.05 * p1.px - xc * 0.05), (1.05 * p1.py - yc * 0.05));
                    ctx.lineTo((1.05 * p2.px - xc * 0.05), (1.05 * p2.py - yc * 0.05));
                    ctx.closePath();
                    ctx.clip();

                    // transformation
                    var d = p0.tx * (p2.ty - p1.ty) - p1.tx * p2.ty + p2.tx * p1.ty + (p1.tx - p2.tx) * p0.ty;
                    ctx.transform(
                        -(p0.ty * (p2.px - p1.px) -  p1.ty * p2.px  + p2.ty *  p1.px + (p1.ty - p2.ty) * p0.px) / d, // m11
                         (p1.ty *  p2.py + p0.ty  * (p1.py - p2.py) - p2.ty *  p1.py + (p2.ty - p1.ty) * p0.py) / d, // m12
                         (p0.tx * (p2.px - p1.px) -  p1.tx * p2.px  + p2.tx *  p1.px + (p1.tx - p2.tx) * p0.px) / d, // m21
                        -(p1.tx *  p2.py + p0.tx  * (p1.py - p2.py) - p2.tx *  p1.py + (p2.tx - p1.tx) * p0.py) / d, // m22
                         (p0.tx * (p2.ty * p1.px  -  p1.ty * p2.px) + p0.ty * (p1.tx *  p2.px - p2.tx  * p1.px) + (p2.tx * p1.ty - p1.tx * p2.ty) * p0.px) / d, // dx
                         (p0.tx * (p2.ty * p1.py  -  p1.ty * p2.py) + p0.ty * (p1.tx *  p2.py - p2.tx  * p1.py) + (p2.tx * p1.ty - p1.tx * p2.ty) * p0.py) / d  // dy
                    );
                    ctx.drawImage(aImages[i], 0, 0);
                    ctx.restore();
                }
            }
        }
    }

    // shift angle and redraw scene
    angle += 0.3;
    setTimeout(drawScene, 40);
}

 

First, I defined all vertices and faces (walls) of our virtual cube. Then I defined the rules for rotating. And then – the most difficult thing – I coded the transformation of images using ‘clip’ and ‘transform’.


Conclusion

I hope that today’s 3D html5 cube lesson has been interesting for you. We have done another nice html5 example. I will be glad to see your thanks and comments. Good luck!

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